Linx Technologies' NT Series Transceiver Now Available
in 868 MHz for European Market
NT Series Transceiver Now Available in 868 MHz for European Market
July 3, 2013 — The new 868 MHz NT Series RF transceiver module from Linx makes it simple to send and receive digital data in the 863 to 870 MHz band. The module offers the option of UART or True Transparency™ interfaces which lets the user create a wireless wire for use with nonstandard data rates, custom protocols, or encodings such as PWM and Manchester. The module features best-in-class receive sensitivity (up to −113 dBm) and low power consumption (only 19.2 mA in receive mode and 16mA in transmit mode at 0 dBm).
Unlike so-called transparent modules that require a UART interface and buffering scheme, the True Transparency™ feature of the NT Series reduces latency by transmitting raw data. All the user has to do is connect circuitry to the input line of the sending transceiver and the output line of the receiving transceiver. The module is completely hardware-configurable up to 8 channels. Although programming is not required, the NT Series has a UART interface that enables more advanced configuration with a microcontroller, RS-232 interface or USB interface. The 868MHz version offers 68 channels, which lets the user implement a frequency agility scheme such as frequency hopping or listen before talk.
The module has a maximum output power of +12.5 dBm and a receiver sensitivity of –113 dBm. This gives the module a typical line of sight range of up to 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) at the maximum output power with typical monopole whip antennas. Regulations in the country of operation dictate the maximum legal output power, so the final system range may be less depending on the country of operation. Typical range at 0 dBm is up to 914 meters (3,000 feet).
To aid rapid development, the NT Series transceiver is available as part of a master development system. The system comes with two development boards for benchmarking and prototyping, each of which is populated with a transceiver. The boards include lights that show you which areas are active as well as other enhancements that simplify the development experience. To help you get started, the system also includes antennas, a daughter board with a USB interface, demonstration software, extra modules and connectors.
For more information about the NT Series, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit www.linxtechnologies.com.
About Linx Technologies
Linx Technologies makes wireless simple by developing and manufacturing wireless products that are easy
for engineers of all skill levels to use. The company’s RF modules, remote controls, antennas and connectors make it easy for engineers to integrate wireless features without the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.
For customers who need help implementing Linx modules, Linx offers design services including board layout assistance, programming, certification advice and packaging design. For more complex RF solutions, Apex Wireless, a division of Linx Technologies, creates optimized designs with RF components and firmware selected for the customer’s application.
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